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  • Oil on Coffee Bean Surface, Is It Good or Bad?

    Jan 20, 14 • BrewingNo Comments
    Oil on Coffee Bean Surface, Is It Good or Bad?

    Many people have probably wondered if the shiny oil on the surface of coffee bean is good or bad. The coffee bean contains considerable amount of fat just like other plants seeds such as corn, sesame, soy, nuts all do. The chemical structure of the coffee oil seems to be similar to cottonseed oil. Since […]...

  • A Method to Shut in Fresh Coffee Aroma and Revive Later

    Dec 1, 13 • Brewing, SliderNo Comments
    A Method to Shut in Fresh Coffee Aroma and Revive Later

    The coffee aroma is an essential component of the coffee drinking experience. When it’s freshly brewed, you are almost forced to enjoy its aroma filling the atmosphere before its taste from the cup. Even in a professional coffee cupping, the aroma is the first thing to be evaluated along with the dry fragrance. What coffee […]...

  • Evolution of Pour-Over Cone Drippers and Their Concepts

    Nov 17, 13 • Brewing, Slider10 Comments
    Evolution of Pour-Over Cone Drippers and Their Concepts

    When it comes to technology, a new invention gets progressively better, almost always. So is coffee equipment. Any phases in coffee farming, processing, roasting, and brewing, every equipment involved probably affects the final cup more or less. There probably is a legendary mucilage remover or something, which is like Probat for roasting or La Marzocco […]...

  • How Hardness of Water Affects Coffee Brewing

    Oct 16, 13 • Brewing, Slider9 Comments
    How Hardness of Water Affects Coffee Brewing

    Coffee is mostly water. The quality of water naturally affects cup result. Coffee is often considered to be a water containing small coffee particles, but it is ideally a clean solution in which various tasty chemicals are completely dissolved. Except, the espresso is a colloidal solution which soluble and unsoluble matters exist in the liquid. […]...

  • Grind Coffee Right Before You Brew It

    Oct 14, 13 • BrewingNo Comments
    Grind Coffee Right Before You Brew It

    Having a coffee grinder is essential to brew a good coffee at home. Of course the coffee must be roasted within a month or so, that’s the very basic rule. No matter how good you are at brewing or good the grinder is, it’s pointless if the coffee itself is old. 3 Key Factors 1. […]...

  • Melitta Hand Drip Method From Immersion to Permeative Brewing

    Aug 15, 13 • Brewing17 Comments
    Melitta Hand Drip Method From Immersion to Permeative Brewing

    This classic but still widely used dripper was invented German house wife Melitta Benz about a century ago. It is the very first conical dripper which all others later copied, reinvented, and redesined. The dripper features one small hole on the bottom, and there aBre ribs on the wall. The ribs keeps some space in […]...

  • Method to Add French Press Like Body and Mouthfeel into Pour-Over Coffee

    Jun 27, 13 • Brewing, Slider2 Comments
    Method to Add French Press Like Body and Mouthfeel into Pour-Over Coffee

    The paper drip brewing is an easy way to make a clean cup. If you like a black coffee with no milk and sugar, you probably love the hand dripped coffee. Yet, there is a weekness in a paper drip brewing. The paper filter reduces richness in a cup by filtering oily matter called cafestol […]...

  • The Introduction to Hand Drip, Clean and Flavorful Cup Result With Ease

    Jun 10, 13 • BrewingNo Comments
    The Introduction to Hand Drip, Clean and Flavorful Cup Result With Ease

    A hand drip has a high degree of freedom with which brewers can express subtle nuances in the cup. It suits most of varietals, roast levels, and grind levels because of its capability of expression. The low initial cost and the ease of maintenance are other reasons why the hand drip is a popular brewing […]...

  • French Press Recipe by World Barista Champ and A Recipe Pursing Cleanliness

    May 30, 13 • Brewing2 Comments
    French Press Recipe by World Barista Champ and A Recipe Pursing Cleanliness

    French press is one of the most popular brewing methods. If you are looking for an easy manual brewing equipment other than dripper, this is definitely one that I can recommend(Aero Press is anther one). It’s easy but steadily makes good coffee. Importantly, it is inexpensive. There will be no additional cost involved unlike paper […]...

  • Immersion Method of Coffee Brewing Quick Overview: Siphon, French Press, and Percolator

    May 25, 13 • Brewing4 Comments
    Immersion Method of Coffee Brewing Quick Overview: Siphon, French Press, and Percolator

    Infusion method is one huge category of coffee brewing. In contrast to permeation method like paper drip, coffee grounds are infused in water to get extraction out. There are numerous brewing method using infusion. I will quickly go over four distinctive infusion brewings. Siphon The coolest thing about siphon is how it’s visually entertaining. It’s […]...